Coachella CompSci Final


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Coachella CompSci Final

  1. 1. Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival<br />By Christopher Argento<br />
  2. 2. A Brief History<br />Coachella is a 3 day music festival that takes place in Indio, California every April.<br />The event takes place 2 hours east of Los Angeles in the middle of the desert.<br />You camp on-site from Thursday-Monday.<br />The festival features many genres of music including alternative rock, hip hop, and electronic music as well as large sculptural art.<br />
  3. 3. Preparation<br /><ul><li>Months of planning went into our trip this year.
  4. 4. Checklist:
  5. 5. Tent
  6. 6. Food
  7. 7. Water
  8. 8. Clothes
  9. 9. Toiletries
  10. 10. SUNSCREEN (You will be burned)
  11. 11. A lack of preparation can really put a damper on a wonderful weekend.</li></li></ul><li>Coachella 2010<br />
  12. 12. Wednesday<br />Check your camping list.<br />Double check the list.<br />Pack your car.<br />Enjoy your last good shower and other luxuries.<br />Drink lots of water.<br />Get plenty of rest because you will not get much the next 5 days.<br />
  13. 13. Thursday<br />Triple check your list!<br />Meet with your group before sunrise<br />Start the 9 hour trip to Indio<br />It only took us around 7 hours<br />Tip: Staying up all night before means you sleep the whole ride to the festival <br />
  14. 14. Arrival!<br /><ul><li>Be prepared to sit in a long security line upon </li></ul>arrival. We spent 2 hours in line at 4pm.<br /><ul><li>Camping entrances are open 24 hours.
  15. 15. The earlier you arrive the sooner the fun starts!</li></li></ul><li>A Coachella Sunset<br />
  16. 16. Friday<br />It is finally time to enter the festival!<br />Have a good meal.<br />Be prepared to wait in line to get in. You don’t want to miss an act because you were late getting in.<br />Plan your day out before entering. Navigating the crowds will be easier.<br />Enjoy!<br />Deadmau5 >>><br />
  17. 17. One of the many art installations at the festival. A giant origami crane.<br />
  18. 18. Saturday<br />Take a shower<br />If the lines are too long use baby wipes.<br />They work great!<br />Plan your day while eating breakfast.<br />Apply sunscreen before going in.<br />Enjoy Saturday with 75,000 new friends.<br />
  19. 19. Team with a half mile of purple balloons with blue lights on the bottom. <br />
  20. 20. Sunday<br />Sadly this will be your last day at Coachella.<br />Skip the shower and enjoy the time with friends at camp.<br />Before heading in start packing up everything except the tent. This will make leaving easier.<br />
  21. 21. This was the view trying to get back into the campgrounds Sunday night.<br />
  22. 22. Sunday Night/Monday Morning<br />The festival may be over but there is still fun to be had.<br />Nobody wants the weekend to end so feel free to party all night and make new friends.<br />It doesn’t matter if you go to bed at midnight or at 5am. You will still be tired in the morning.<br />
  23. 23. Monday<br />Make sure everything is back in the car.<br />Exchange info with the people you camped with or made friends with.<br />Take 1 big group photo!<br />Enjoy the ride out of Indio. It’ll be a year before you can go back.<br />Enjoy the ride home!<br />Return to humanity<br />and the real world.<br />
  24. 24. The Coachella Campground Cookout Group 2010<br />
  25. 25. Sources<br />"Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 19 May 2010. <>.<br />